The GeeksverseStar Trek/Legion Of Super-Heroes #1

Star Trek/Legion Of Super-Heroes #1
Published on Friday, October 21, 2011 by


Published by: IDW Publishing w/ DC Comics
Written by: Chris Roberson
Penciled by: Jeffrey Moy
Inked by: Philip Moy
Colored by: Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Lettered by: Robbie Robbins
Cover Art: A- Phil Jimenez; B- Keith Giffen; C & D - Gabriel Rodriguez
Editor: Chris Ryall

This is an interesting idea for a match-up and I’m surprised it had never been done before.

Roberson gets right into things and shows us a universe that is a combination of a corrupt Starfleet and the Legion’s universe with Durlan’s that are peaceful. Yep, things are opposite. Thankfully there are no “evil goatees” to let us know these are the bad Starfleet, at least not yet. But then again, I wouldn’t mind seeing some as it would be a nice easter egg for Trekkies.

From there Roberson shows us how the two teams get to that universe. There’s no meet-up between them yet, but it’s a good way to develop the story as each group arrives at the the new universe and at the same conclusion. It’s a nice page with the two groups split and saying the same thing. Each group faces a different threat on this new world.

It would have been nice to have both teams meet at the end of the issue, as this doesn’t show them interacting at all or even if they will, but the pacing of the story is good enough that the ending works without them meeting. I’m looking forward to seeing how the two groups interact and work together. With the Legion’s super powers, along with Brainiac, I’m not sure how the two teams will work together and mesh. The Trek crew might be irrelevant when the two meet. It’ll be interesting to see how Roberson handles the huge disparity in power levels between the groups.

Moy’s art has an old feel to it. By that I mean that the style feels like it fits in the early 90s/late 80s more then today’s comics. It’s good work. Technically sound but it does lack excitement.

Star Trek/Legion Of Super-Heroes #1 receives
3.5 out of 5

A decent crossover with interesting pacing, but there’s a general lack of excitment.

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